Deloitte Legal advises Refresco on successful acquisition of HANSA-HEEMANN AG

The Deloitte Legal team led by Corporate/M&A partner Dr. Michael von Rüden (Dusseldorf) has once again advised Refresco Holding B.V. on an acquisition: With HANSA-HEEMANN AG, the Dutch group is acquiring one of the leading suppliers of mineral water and soft drinks in Germany (including Hella, St. Michaelis, Fürst Bismarck).

The transaction was completed on January 31, 2022, after the EU Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office cleared Refresco's acquisition of HANSA-HEEMANN AG.

With the acquisition, the globally active Refresco Group now has nine strategically located sites in Germany and can thus serve customer demand nationwide. This acquisition also strengthens Refresco's position in terms of its product and brand portfolio.

Hans Roelofs, CEO Refresco Group: "I am very pleased that HANSA-HEEMANN will become part of the Refresco Group. This will allow us to further diversify and expand our business, from which our customers will benefit. Through the acquisition, we are significantly expanding our range of products in the mineral water segment and increasing our operational efficiency through the know-how of HANSA-HEEMANN. It will also enable us to optimize our transport efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Together, we can leverage our global scale to further improve sustainable resource use."

The integration process will be initiated immediately.

Deloitte Legal team: Dr. Michael von Rüden (lead), Dirk Hänisch, Thilo Hoffmann, Horst Heinzl, Christoph Meves (all Corporate/M&A, Dusseldorf), Claus Wilker and Dr. Charlotte Sander (both employment law, Hannover), Bettina Mertgen (foreign trade law, Frankfurt), Niko Jakovou (capital markets law, Dusseldorf)


About Refresco:

The Dutch beverage group is a long-standing client of the Deloitte Legal team led by Dr. Michael von Rüden. Refresco Group is one of the world's largest bottlers of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded companies, with production facilities in Europe, North America and Mexico and more than 10,000 employees. It produces an annual volume of around 11 billion liters of beverages and has sales of around 3.9 billion euros.


With five production sites in Germany, HANSA HEEMANN is one of the leading suppliers of mineral water and soft drinks in Germany with annual sales of around 300 million euros and employs around 800 people.

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